Manufacturers use his ideas to design robots and processes to streamline production. Computer companies use his ideas to make better software. Other firms use his ideas to build environmentally sound products.
He is Mengchu Zhou, PhD, professor of electrical and computer engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Zhou is one of the nation's leading developers of Petri nets – mathematical and graphic modeling tools used in automated production systems, software design, information systems, transportation systems and computer networks. Designers and analysts use Petri nets to model, implement and operate various event-driven systems.